Martha "Jane" (Minard) Manbeck was born on Feb. 22, 1852 near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Kimmel) Minerd.
On Jan. 8, 1880, when she was was age 27, and he 28, Martha was joined in the bonds of wedlock with Daniel Manbeck (1851-1938). Rev. E.J. Collins, a minister of the divine word (VDM), performed the nuptials in Harrison County.
Daniel had been married once before, to Alice A. Heidy/Henly ( ? - ? ), and had a son from that marriage, Ira M. Manbeck.
Martha and Daniel went on to bear seven more offspring of their own – Charles E. Manbeck, Flossie Elberta Slates, Gertrude G. Manbeck, Ila Laura Manbeck, Jesse Sheldon Manbeck Sr., Emmet E. "Preach" Manbeck and Leona Manbeck.
The federal census enumeration of 1900 shows the family residing near New Rumley, where Daniel was a day laborer and farmer.
The Manbecks faced unspeakable tragedy in 1905 when eldest son Charles was killed in a railroad accident in Alliance, OH.
The following month, in February 1905, the Manbecks moved to the farm of Daniel’s mother one mile north of Jewett. Then, in a domino-like effect a week later, son Emmet moved to the newly vacant Manbeck farm west of New Rumley.
By 1910-1920, remaining in their New Rumley area on Rumley-Scio Road, Daniel and Jane were the only occupants of their home, the rest of the children having made their way out into the world. Daniel made a living that year as a fireman in a local sawmill.
In 1930, the census-taker that the 78-year-old Daniel continued to work as a farm laborer.
Daniel passed away at the age of 87, at the home of son Emmet in Jewett on May 6, 1938.
Jane lived only another year longer, in her son's home in Jewett. Afflicted with a deadly case of bronchial pneumonia, she died on March 2, 1939, just eight days her 87th birthday. They are buried together at the New Rumley Methodist Church Cemetery. Their graves, which consist of simple metal plaques, were decorated with planted flowers when photographed in 2001
~ Son Charles E. Manbeck ~
Son Charles E. Manbeck (1882-1905) was born in April 1882 or 1883 in New Rumley, Harrison County.
He grew up in New Rumley and learned how to read and write. At the age of 18, in 1900, he lived at home and labored as a farmer.
Then during the early 1900s, he seized an opportunity to join the workforce of the Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne Railroad, known as the "Penn Lines."
At the start of 1905, Charles earned a living as a brakeman with the P&FW.
Tragically, on the fateful day of Jan. 8, 1905, he fell from a freight train in Alliance, Stark County, OH. He "was instantly killed…" reported the Cadiz Republican in its New Rumley column. "His mangled remains were brought home Monday and laid to rest" at the New Rumley Methodist Church Cemetery.
Charles' pastor, Rev. I.E. Miller, led the funeral service. Charles was only 21 years, nine months and six days in age at the time of his grisly death.
His grave marker was photographed by the founder of this website circa 2000. He is one of a frightening number of cousins to have lost their lives in railroad and streetcar accidents.
~ Daughter Flossie Elberta (Manbeck) Slates ~
Daughter Flossie Elberta Manbeck (1889- ? ) was born in July 1889.
When she was 17 years of age, circa 1916, Flossie married 20-year-old Perry Oliver Slates (1886-1944), a native of Shoals, IN, but a resident of Jewett, Harrison County at the time. His parents were Oliver and Elma (Neighbors) Slates.
The couple together produced at least two children -- Carl Slates and Martha Pauline Schrickel.
The Slateses resided in Rumley and Jewett, with Perry employed as a railroad brakeman and later freight conductor. In all, Perry was employed for 28 years with the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad.
The federal census of 1920 shows this family residing on North Street, next to Flossie's married brother and sister in law, Emmet and Belle Manbeck.
Again in 1930, when the United States Census was enumerated, the family lived in Jewett, Harrison County. Perry and his son Carl both earned a living with the W&LE Railroad, and co-worker John F. Lowmiller boarded in their residence.
Perry continued his railroad employment through the Great Depression. In 1940, now an W&LE brakeman, he and Flossie dwelled in Jewett. Their married daughter lived next door, with a cluster of other Manbeck residences immediately adjacent.
At the age of 57, in July 1943, Perry was afflicted with colon and liver cancer and had to quit work. He died at home, the day after Christmas 1944, and was buried in Jewett's Fairview Cemetery. His obituary in the Cadiz Republican said his survivors included his siblings Mrs. Linwood Webster, John Slates and Mrs. Mert Walters
Flossie's fate is unknown.
Son Carl Slates (1910- ? ) was born in about 1910. He grew up in Rumley Township. When he was 20 years old, in 1930, he earned income as a track worker for his father's employer, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad.
Daughter Martha "Pauline" Slates (1917- ? ) was born in about 1907. She married George Schrickel (1916- ? ). Circa 1940, the Schrickels lived next door to Pauline's parents in Jewett, with George laboring as a railroad brakeman and Pauline as a pottery ware dresser.
~ Son Jesse Sheldon Manbeck Sr. ~
Son Jesse Sheldon Manbeck Sr. (1891-1973) was born on Dec. 3, 1891 or 1893 in New Rumley.
He was a coal miner in the Cadiz area and also was employed in one of the rubber plants in Akron, OH, circa 1909.
At the age of 21, on Dec. 14, 1912, he married 20-year-old Anna B. Baker (1902- ? ). She was the daughter of R.M. and Mary (Benedict) Baker. At the time, Jesse was a laborer living in New Rumley. Rev. George L. Davis performed the ceremony.
They had six children -- Charles M. Manbeck, Woodrow Manbeck, William Manbeck, Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Krankovich and Jesse Sheldon "Jess" Manbeck Jr.
When the United States Census was taken in 1920-1930, the family made its home on North Ohio Street in Cadiz. Jesse's occupation in 1920 was coal miner, and by 1930 was coal mine mechanic. The 1920 federal census enumeration shows that Anna's brother and sister-in-law, William and Ida Baker, lived under their roof.
During the 1930s, the family relocated to Green Township in Harrison County, where Jesse found work as a coal miner.
Circa 1960, at the death of his brother Emmet, Jesse dwelled in East Cadiz.
Jesse died at his home on Cadiz Route 1 at the age of 79 on Feb. 15, 1973. At the time, he had 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Son Charles M. Manbeck (1914- ? ) was born in about 1914.
Son Woodrow Wilson Manbeck (1917-1995) was born on March 27, 1917 and is believed to have been named for Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States at the time. He wedded Nellie Virginia ( ? - ? ). When he was 22 years of age, in 1940, he was required to register for the military draft during World War II. At that time, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroadm, and he and Nellie shared a home at 210 North Ohio Street in Cadiz. He stood 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and weighed 165 lbs. In time he is believed to have joined the U.S. Armed Forces. Later, he made his home in Canton, Stark County, OH. He died in Canton on Aug. 2, 1995.
Son William Manbeck (1920- ? ) was born in about 1920. At the age of 20, in 1920, he worked as a gasoline filling station attendant in Harrison County. William resided in Cadiz as an adult.
Daughter Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Manbeck (1924-2005) was born in about 1924. She married Daniel Krankovich (Aug. 14, 1921-1991). They lived in Cadiz and were the parents of Rose "Rosie" Krankovich, Linda Rudd Berard, Donna Volan, Daniel J. Krankovich, Frank Krankovich, William David Krankovich, Martha Gatts, Angela "Kay" Martin and Mary Ferriera. During World War II, Daniel served as a corporal in the U.S. Army, while Betty labored at an aircraft factory in Indiana, with her family later nicknaming her "Rosie the Riveter." He succumbed to the angel of death at the age of 69 on March 12, 1991. Betty outlived her spouse by 14 years. As her health declined, she was admitted to the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz. She was gathered away by the angels on Dec. 27, 2005. An obituary said she was survived by 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The couple sleep for eternity together in Greenwood Cemetery in Hopedale.
Great-grandson Samuel Rudd has made his residence in Lewisburg, WV.
Great-granddaughter Christine Rudd has dwelled in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Great-grandson Edward Volan III married Connie. They have lived in Bridgeport, Belmont County, OH.
Great-granddaughter Dawn Volan wedded Nicholas "Nick" Nonack. The couple has resided in Tiltonsville, Jefferson County, OH.
Great-grandson Brent Volan entered into marriage with Kristin. They put down roots in Cadiz.
Great-granddaughter Tina Krankovich married (?) Macik. She dwelled in St. Clairsville, OH in 2019.
Great-grandson Daniel "D.J." Krankovich relocated to Midvale, UT.
Great-granddaughter Jessica Krankovich wedded (?) Cook. Her residence in 2019 was in Cadiz.
Great-granddaughter Rashel Krankovich was united in matrimony with (?) Baum. She has lived in Cadiz.
Great-granddaughter Jennifer Krankovich was joined in wedlock with (?) Moreno. Her home has been in Cadiz.
Great-granddaughter Brittany Krankovich lived at home in 2011.
Great-grandson Nathan Gatts ( ? - ? )
Great-grandson Kristopher Gatts ( ? - ? )
Great-granddaughter Elora Gatts( ? - ? )
Son Jesse Sheldon "Jess" Manbeck Jr. (1929-2007) was born on Dec. 6, 1929 in Green Township, Harrison County. Whether or not he married is not known, but he is believed not to have reproduced. Jesse spent most of his life in Cadiz, Route 1. During the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of sergeant. For years, he was a truck driver serving the coal industry. Sadly, Jesse died at the age of 77 on Feb. 10, 2007, with interment of the remains in Greenwood Cemetery in Hopedale, Harrison County. Funeral services were led by Paul Giffen. An obituary said that his survivors included Jeff, April and Jake Goodwin of New Philadelphia, OH.
~ Son Emmet E. "Preach" Manbeck ~
Son Emmet E. "Preach" Manbeck (1886-1960) was born on Oct. 3, 1880, 1883 or 1886.
He was a railroad employee for decades and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
When Emmet was age 22 (or 16), on Aug. 28, 1902, he wed 18-year-old Bell Abel (1884-1964), daughter of Cyrus and Ora (Cobert) Abel of Annapolis, OH. James S. Reager officiated the nuptials.
They had five known children -- Clarence Denver Manbeck, Floyd L. Manbeck, Elbert E. Manbeck, Myrtle Latch and John Franklin Manbeck.
In September 1915, the Manbecks' two-month-old son Clarence became seriously ill. A physician was called to the home, and he noted that the "child was suffering extreme malnutrition from improper feeding & care." Tragically, the baby did not survive, and died on Sept. 20, 1915. His tender remains were laid to rest in New Rumley.
Their home circa 1920-1930 was on North Street in Jewett, Harrison County. Emmet's occupation in 1920 was track foreman on the railroad. Their next door neighbor was his married sister and brother in law, Flossie and Perry Oliver Slates.
In 1930, married son and daughter in law Floyd and Mary, and their young daughter Dorothy, lived in Emmet and Bell's home in Jewett. That year, Emmet worked as a foreman on the track division of the railroad.
Heartache rocked the family in the early weeks of the new year in 1933. Nine-month-old son John, who had been bottle fed since birth, developed a deadly case of rachitis, inflammation due to improper nutrition, worsened by bronchial pneumonia. He died on Jan. 13, 1933, and was laid to rest in Cadiz.
The United States Census of 1940 shows the Manbecks among a cluster of family homes in Jewett. At that time, he was employed as a laborer in a local coal strip mine. He belonged to the United Mine Workers of America.
Emmet died at the age of 76 at his home in Jewett on May 25, 1960, "attributed to a heart attack," said the Zanesville (OH) Times Recorder. His remains were lowered into forever sleep in Fairview Cemetery in Jewett.
Bell outlived her husband by four years and endured a lengthy illness. She succumbed to death at the age of 81 on Aug. 1, 1964. Her obituary appeared in the New Philadelphia Daily Times.
Daughter Myrtle Fae Manbeck (1903-1988) was born on April 1 or 19, 1903 in Rumley Township, Harrison County, OH. She was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with John Thomas "Jack" Latch (Jan. 13, 1923-1987), believed to be the son of Thomas J. and Agnes (Dunlevy) Latch of Philadelphia, PA. The bride was two decades older than the groom. John was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and circa 1955, he lived in Port Austin, Huron County, OH, while Myrtle remained in Jewett. They did not reproduce. Again during the Vietnam War, John joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1964 to 1966. Sadly, John succumbed to death on May 9, 1987. Myrtle outlived him by only 15 months. Toward the end, she was admitted to Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz. There, at the age of 85, she passed away on Aug. 18, 1988. Co-officiating at her funeral service were Rev. Nancy Manner and Rev. Roger Kennedy. The couple sleep side by side in Jewett's Fairview Cemetery.
Son Floyd L. "Bud" Manbeck (1905-1970) was born in about 1905 in Jewett, Harrison County. He married Mary Harris (1909- ? ) in about 1927, when he was age 22 and she 18. They were the parents of at least two daughters, Dorothy Belle Ankrom, Dora Mae Carson and Donna Taylor. Floyd's occupation in 1930 was "helper" in a tin mill in the Jewett area. By 1940, he had become a car dripper in a coal strip mine. In the year 1940, census records show that Floyd's 70-year-old uncle Austin Manbeck lived in their house. Floyd is known to have held a membershp in the United Mine Workers of America. His final employer from which which he retired was Hanna Coal Company. The Manbecks' address in 1969-1970 was near Hopedale, Harrison County. They belonged to the United Methodist Church and he to the local lodge of the Masons. Sadly, Fllyd died at the age of 64 in St. Joan's Hospital, Steubenville, on Jan. 5, 1970. Rev. Arthur Williams preached the funeral sermon, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. An obituary was published in the Dover (OH) Daily Reporter.
Son Elbert E. Manbeck (1914- ? ) was born in 1914 in Ohio. He entered into marriage with Beatrice ( ? - ? ). One known daughter of this couple was Evelyn Eileen Manbeck. Circa 1940, when the federal census enumeration was made, Elbert made a living as a laborer at a strip coal mine, and Beatrice as a private nurse. The Manbecks' were in the Jewett area in 1970. The couple spent their retirement years in Carlisle, KY.
~ Daughter Gertrude Georgiana Manbeck ~
Daughter Gertrude Georgiana Manbeck (1880- ? ) was born in Jan. 1880.
She learned how to read and write.
She developed epilepsy and at the age of 20 was a patient in the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics in Gallipolis, Gallia County, OH. She remained at the hospital over many decades and dwelled in a cottage on its grounds in 1910. She was able to perform knitting tasks as a patient.
She remained in Gallipolis circa 1960 when named in the New Philadelphia Daily Times obituary of her brother Emmet.
~ Stepson Ira M. Manbeck ~
Stepson Ira M. Manbeck (1878-1933) was born on Jan. 9, 1878 near New Rumley.
He was but a boy when his father remarried to our Martha Jane Minard. Ira grew up and as a young adult worked as a day laborer on local farms.
On March 3, 1900, when both were age 22, he married Clara Belle Keuhn (1877-1972), also spelled "Kuhn," the daughter of Henry A. and Phoebe (Elwood" Keuhn. Rev. W.B. Jackson officiated.
They resided in German Township, Harrison County, where Ira made a living at one time as a teamster.
One known son born in this family was Roy Dean Manbeck Sr.
The federal census of 1930 shows the family in German Township. Ira earned a living as a watchman at a railroad crossing. That year, married son Roy and his wife and newborn son dwelled in the household.
Suffering from acute bronchitis and a blood clot in his arteries, Ira died at the age of 55 on Feb. 2, 1933. He was buried in German Township.
Son Roy Dean Manbeck Sr. (1904-1971) was born on Sept. 5, 1903 in Jewett, Harrison County. At the age of 24, in about 1927, he wedded 16-year-old Nora Mae Mattern (1912-1989). Their one known son was Dean D. Manbeck, Kenneth Manbeck and Roy William Manbeck. The 1930 federal census enumeration shows the family living with Roy's parents in German Township, Harrison County. Roy earned a living in 1930 as a wireman for an electric company. Evidence suggests that the marriage fell apart during the first half of the decade of the 1930s. A 1935 story in the Newark (OH) Advocate reported that Roy was fined for illegal possession of liquor. By 1936, Nora apparently was cohabitating with farmer Hubert DeWalt, and were arrested on statutory charges of fornication and adultery. A May 1936 article in the Zanesville Times Recorder said that they were bound over to a grand jury with bond set at $200 each and that Nora's three sons were admitted to the Harrison County Children's Home. By 1940, Hubert and Nora had married, with the boys joining their household in Green Township. Roy also wedded a second time, in 1945, to Eileen Wilma Callen (Sept. 12, 1922-1982), a native of Grand Rapids, MI. The pair lived in Jewett and produced three more children of their own -- Roy Dean Manbeck Jr., Robert Arlond Manbeck and Vera Virginia Woods. They were plunged into grief when their son Robert died at the age of only four days on Aug. 4, 1947. Roy died in Steubenville, OH at the age of 67 on Aug. 18, 1971. His remains are in eternal repose in Jewett's Fairview Cemetery. As a widow, Eileen relocated to Texas. She died in Hull, Liberty County, TX at the age of 59 on June 1, 1982. Burial was in Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Hardin County, TX.
Great-grandson Daniel Manbeck put down roots in Cadiz. He was deceased by 2020.
Great-grandson Dennis Manbeck dwelled in Dennison, OH in 2005 and Midvale, OH in 2020.
Great-grandson Richard "Rick" Manbeck relocated to Irving, TX. He was deceased by 2020.
Great-granddaughter Nora "Jane" Manbeck (1948-2020) was born on Aug. 30, 1948 in Martins Ferry, Belmont County, OH. She married Clarence C. Fletcher ( ? - ? ). Three sons born to this union were Douglas Brian Fletcher, Jeremy Scott Fletcher and Troy Allen Fletcher. The couple was in Flushing, OH in 2005-2020. Death swept her away in Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, Ohio County, WV at the age of 72 on Sept. 20, 2020.
Great-granddaughter Sandy Manbeck wedded (?) Yoho. Circa 2005, her home was in Cadiz.
Great-granddaughter Stephanie Manbeck was united in marriage with (?) Gray. Her residence in 2005 was in Hopedale.
Great-granddaughter Nancy Manbeck was joined in wedlock with (?) Brietinger. She lived Arizona in 2005.
Great-grandson Kenneth "Mike" Manbeck (1958-2019) was born on April 26, 1958 in Dennison, Tuscarawas County, OH. His home in adulthood was in Cadiz. He wedded Anita L. Poland ( ? -living). Their two children were Joshua M. Manbeck and Jesica L. Chivers. Kenneth was a talented gardener and self-employed as owner of the Manbeck and Sons Greenhouse. In his spare time, he liked to fish and cook. The couple were members of Calvary Pentecostal Church of Steubenville. The spectre of death cut him away in Pittsburgh's UPMC Presbyterian Hospital at the age of 61 on Aug. 17, 2019. His kidneys were donated to two other individuals whose lives were saved by the gesture. His funeral service was held in the family church, led by Pastor John Kotsanos. Burial was in Bethel Church Cemetery.
Great-grandson Larry Manbeck married Marcia. They settled in New Athens, Harrison County.
Great-grandson Richard Manbeck was joined in wedlock with Lisa. The couple established a residence in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County.
Great-grandson Corey Manbeck married Debbie. They have made a home in Wooster, OH.
Great-grandson Jeffrey Manbeck wedded Sandi. They have put down roots in Germano, OH.
Great-grandson Keith Manbeck was joined in wedlock with Lisa. They relocated to North Carolina.
Great-granddaughter Clara Manbeck was united in matrimony with Kevin Barker. She was in Scio, Harrison County in 2010.
Great-grandson Brad Manbeck entered into marriage with Lisa. Circa 2010, they dwelled in Elyria, OH.
Step-great-granddaughter Tracey Kuhn has lived in Hopedale, OH.
Step-great-grandson Thomas Griffith migrated to North Carolina.
Step-great-grandson Charles Griffith dwells in Ohio.
Great-grandson Calvin Manbeck ( ? - ? )
Great-granddaughter Melissa Manbeck ( ? - ? ) married (?) Fox.
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